Diamonds and Jewellery
Since 1977, Forest of Jewels has been faithfully providing high quality jewellery along with unsurpassed customer service to each of our customers. Our on-site goldsmiths and gemologists are experts in helping you find jewellery that is both beautiful and one-of-a-kind. We offer many services including custom jewellery creation, watch and jewellery repair, appraisals and cleaning all in one convenient location.
TYPES OF DIAMONDS
White diamonds are the most well known and are available in many sizes, shapes, and qualities. They are harvested all over the world. Red and pink diamonds are the rarest and most expensive color types. Champagne diamonds have a natural color that ranges from a pale straw shade to a darker cognac hue. Also available are pink champagne diamonds, which have the colors of a champagne diamond along with a secondary pink color. Canary diamonds come in a range of yellow hues, with the more intensely colored diamonds commanding the highest price. Extremely rare and expensive, natural blue diamonds are difficult to obtain. However, with the development of new methods and technologies, manufacturers have found ways to produce blue diamonds, making them more readily available. Green diamonds are very rare and get their color from exposure to radioactive materials. Orange diamonds possess vibrant hues ranging in color intensity. Other types of diamonds include purple, brown and gray diamonds. In addition to real diamonds, there are also simulated diamonds, such as cubic zirconia, white sapphires, moissanite, and synthetic diamonds, which are created in a lab.
THE 4 C’S OF A DIAMOND
The four C’s are a grading system of diamonds. The first C represents cut. Diamonds can be cut in a variety of shapes such as princess, marquise, emerald, round, oval, cushion, pear, and heart shapes. Cut also refers to the proportion of the angles and facets of the stone which equates to the amount of brilliance and fire a diamond possesses. The second C represents carat, which is the unit used for measuring a diamond’s weight. The third C stands for color, which is measured on an alphabetical scale from D (perfectly colorless) to Z (light yellow to brown in color). There are also diamonds in different colors, with the value of the diamond increasing as the color’s intensity deepens. The final C is for clarity, which is the measurement of the small imperfections in a diamond. There are 11 grades into which a diamond may fall on the clarity scale, FL at one end meaning flawless and I3 at the opposite end meaning that inclusions are observed that may affect the brilliance and transparency of the diamond. All 4 C’s must be considered before you search our collections to find the exact diamond jewellery you are looking for.
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR DIAMOND
It is important to take good care of your diamond investment by cleaning it regularly. Although diamonds are the hardest substance in the world, a hard blow can still chip them. Therefore, it is best not to wear your diamond when engaging in rough work or when visiting the gym. Allow your jeweller to inspect your diamond jewellery at least once a year to check to see that it is in good condition.